What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday's Finds

So, here I am back a mere 16.5 hours after my post about TOO MUCH STUFF with today's Yard Sale Finds.  Hahahahahahahaahahahaha.  I think I have a sickness.  But, I just had to get out and see what I could find.  I would have been happy to come home empty handed.  But, I just needed to see with my own eyes that there weren't piles of Marie pottery, Hawaiian paintings and Rushton animals lying in the driveways this morning.  I didn't find any of those things, but I did enough to make me happy, but not so much that it is a burden.  Best part - it's already all put away where it belongs.  So, it's not a STUFF issue!

I found this great old Vertifile File Cabinet for a  dollar.  I've never seen anything like it.
The top slides open like this.  It reminds me of a library cart or a mailroom cart.  I am going to use it in the Booth to hold books.  I think it would be cool on a patio full of iced drinks too. 

The smalls.  Two 1950 "My Pictionary" books, a glass cat pin cushion, a string of beads with roses, vintage Christmas tree brooch, funny elephant baby pull toy, a wooden Santa, a red thermos for my collection and a vintage checked tablecloth for that collection too.  (I love it when my junk photos look artistic.)

Also, good news. 

I found Jesus at a yard sale.

Baby Jesus that is. 

I bought all these back in May, but there wasn't a Jesus to be found. 

And lastly, two old vintage Bake King Bread pans.  I'm going to use them to hold notepads and pencils.

Maybe I will have more restraint this week?  Only time will tell.....;o)


  1. It is a sickness and I have it also!! I did manage not to go out today! But it was hard! Love that cool file cabinet!

  2. Hello! I have one of those vertical files except mine is green. I use it for its intended purpose, but I love your idea of holding iced beverages.

    And the pink enamel "cup" in your last post - I just bought the same thing last week! It was labeled as a child's chamber pot. A pink potty!


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